Holiday Gift-Giving in the Office

By Robert Half November 3, 2016 at 8:44am

HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING IN THE OFFICE

How appropriate is it for managers to give their employees a holiday gift?

46% Somewhat appropriate – it depends on the work relationship
21% Somewhat inappropriate – it can seem like you are playing favorites
17% Very appropriate – it’s a must
16% Very inappropriate – it shouldn’t be done

Average amount managers should spend*: $24

How appropriate is it for employees to give their manager a holiday gift?

48% Somewhat appropriate – it depends on the work relationship
22% Somewhat inappropriate – it can seem like you are currying favor
10% Very appropriate – it’s a must
20% Very inappropriate – it shouldn’t be done

Average amount employees should spend*: $20

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 300 U.S. human resources managers.

*The mean amount acceptable to spend

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